News from FABBS

NSF Releases Two Dear Colleague Letters, Opportunities for FABBS Scientists

November 12, 2020

Earlier this month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) released a Dear Colleague Letter: Strengthening American Infrastructure (SAI). This is an important opportunity for FABBS members as NSF is particularly interested in proposals that integrate a deep understanding of human cognition, perception, information processing, decision making, social and cultural behavior and related areas into the design, development, and sustainability of infrastructure. (Also see

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FABBS Sponsors NASEM Study and Offers Webinar Series on Data Standards; NIH Releases Final Policy for Data Management

November 5, 2020

FABBS is pleased to lend our support and sponsor a consensus study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) on Accelerating Behavioral Science Through Ontology Development and Use. NASEM defines ontologies as systematic classification systems and/or knowledge structures with agreed-upon labels and definitions. Ontologies are essential to provide a usable framework to enable efficient knowledge generation, organization, reuse, integration, and

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FABBS Cohosted NASEM Event: “Responding to COVID-19: Emerging Insights from Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences”

October 22, 2020

FABBS cosponsored this National Academies of Sciences event on October 9th, along with the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, the Consortium of Social Science Associations, and SAGE Publishing. The symposium brought together behavioral and social science researchers examining a range of consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic including mental health, educational outcomes, workforce attachment, and economic well-being. A recording of the event is available

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NIMH Brings Together Stakeholder Community

October 8, 2020

On October 5th, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) brought together the stakeholder community for updates on several trans-NIH research initiatives and an opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Josh Gordon, Director of NIMH.  In the past, NIMH stakeholders have been organized into two groups, the Alliance for Research Progress, comprised of groups representing families and patients, and the Professional Coalition for Research Progress, made up of

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